By Joseph Hayes
It was a rare accomplishment and a night they will always cherish and remember.
The Marysville High School girls basketball team is celebrating a special victory today.
On Tuesday night, Marysville defeated L’Anse Creuse, 49-46, in overtime. In the process, Vikings star forward Gabby Fogarty recorded her 1,000th career point.
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“Most teams have two or three girls that are worried about stopping her from scoring,” Marysville coach Ryan Rathje said.
“She does a really good job with taking what the defense gives her. She has a relentless motor and just trying to help us win and make plays is how she got those points.”
Fogarty finished the game with a game-high 26 points in the win. Anna Oles added 10 points and Kaitlyn Cain and Madelyn Smith each scored five for the Vikings.
Cain added a pair of key free throws late in overtime to help seal the victory and also had a timely steal to clinch the game.
“I thought obviously Kaitlyn Cain did a great job for us putting pressure on the ball for us,” coach Rathje said. “To get to the free-throw line at that time of the game is not easy.
“To be exhausted and for the game to be on the line. She made those and then got a steal on the other end. I was proud of our girls for battling back. That’s for sure.”
Fogarty scored her 1,000th career point for Marysville (5-2, 8-6) on an offensive rebound just a minute into the game. She said it was helpful to get the suspense out of the way early.
“I was so nervous the whole day,” Fogarty said with a big smile. “I was nervous I wasn’t going to get it, even though it was only two points.
“So it was nice to get it out of the way early and to get a win tonight. It’s all for my teammates.”